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it's grape juice. so if anybody has some sort of a drinking issue, they can take communion. yeah -- but some do. >> you know what's funny. i went on our friend jimmy fall lop's show last night. >> how were you, hodie? >> i was all excited to talk about the book and stuff, but i think jimmy had something else in mind that he wanted to talk about, so let's take a listen. >> you guys are looking fantastic on the cover of this magazine. [ cheers and applause ] you are going through a rough time. you're going through a rough time right now on the fourth hour of the "today" show. >> this came at a price, this cover. >> it really did. >> it was bad. >> you're not drinking the whole month. >> the worst decision -- no -- we have ever made. >> ever. >> i'm watching your drinking segment before this, and i'm feeling parched. >> that includes our first two marriages too. worst decision. >> ba dum bum. >> how was our jimmy? precious? >> can i tell you something? i have a little crush on him. >> i know. we all do.
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>> he is just lit from inside, this guy, and it's just such a treat to go on. you tape it early, so it's not as late at night, but -- can i just say? just look at you, i just want to say a couple of things. number one, you look great with your haircut. you just got it done. number two, thank you for a really great lunch yesterday. kath threw this terrific lunch yesterday at michael's, and i have to tell you, it meant so much. we had a lot of fun. >> we did. look at the cake. >> there were about 20 people. >> that was christine's doing. i'm telling you. she found a place that would make it look exactly like the cover of your book. >> meredith came. >> she sure did. look at the table full of crazies. >> at michael's they do a beautiful job. >> al, savannah, and -- >> everybody that wasn't there couldn't be there because they were all working. >> you did -- it was so great. >> that was britney's wine in front of britney. >> boozers at the end. tammy and sara. >> can i give a shout-out, a thank you -- >> mark. jen miller's husband. >> jen miller's husband, and
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there's a woman named yvette, she really went through all this trouble to make these cookies. it's you can get anything. >> anything. >> the cookies taste good. sometimes when you get these kind of things, they're not great. these are delicious. >> well, i'm glad for you, hodie? how are you doing? when your book first comes out, you don't sleep. you go from one thung to the next thing. >> i went to the book review last night in huntington, and i went to talk to people, and this is what people gave me. i think we showed the picture a second earlier. bottles and bottles and bottles of wine. they showed up with wine. i couldn't believe it. look, that's in my kitchen. i'm, like, i can't wait for my next book signing. >> you won't get any more nasty looks when you go to the bookstore to buy wine. hoda was having a guest. a guest. that's why i was buying it. this one woman said, oh, no, no, no, you put that down. >> you know who else can't have any wine right now? shakira. she has unveiled her baby bump.
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she's adorable. >> she really is. >> it's a twitter photo taken with her boyfriend spanish soccer star, aren't they all, gerrard pique. but this is nice. she is an ambassador for unicef, for united nations, and so she's organized a virtual baby shower and asks fans instead of giving head her and her boyfriend and their unborn baby stuff, that all the money will go to babies around the world. >> that's sweet. >> you can purchase items like mosquito nets, vaccines, food for children that don't eat enough on a daily basis. i think it's a lovely way for her to share the joy of everything she's experienced because that baby -- i remember when my kids were born. i just remembered thinking -- and we were building a home for crack babies. i thought just the random nature of birth, how some children are born into health and prosperity and love, and the other child by just being born you know with a crack addiction or a hiv-positive status.
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she's doing something lovely. >> i love that. i love that. all right. speaking -- that's kind of fun to celebrate. this is kind of a cool idea to celebrate that -- this is called toddlewood. this is adorable. what they do is take grown-up people, and then they put in a little kids wearing their exact same outfit. >> they did that with us with the little kids. didn't they, hoda? >> we certainly, certainly did. >> it's adorable. >> here are some of the photos. look at the split screen. there's ann hathaway. they did lucy lu. >> look at that. >> lucy looks like a little doll anyway in that outfit. >> taylor swift. >> who i thought looked sensational. >> they're really very mature dresses. >> check out halle barry. >> oh, my -- with the wave and everything. and how about george clooney and stacy keebler? come on, very cute. >> they did do us. >> and got milk. the good old days. >> i remember the good old days. >> thank you.
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thank you, everybody. >> this is one of those things that i'm sure this woman regrets. she wanted to -- >> i don't know. i don't know. it's working out well for her. >> she wanted to sell an item of clothing on e-bay, so she wanted to take a picture of it. so before we show it to you, she decided she was going to take a photo of it. and she didn't realize that she was in the reflection of the photo of the dress. >> so she sent it off. >> she sent it off to ebay, and it was posted all over. well, if you can see, we've put a little black strip where the sun don't shine, but she was standing there bottomless. >> is that a bra, or is that -- >> might be. was she all the way naked? >> she took the picture not knowing and apparently got lots of attention. they quickly pulled the item down, and then she resubmitted the dress without her in it. >> it went from $25 to $200. >> the price skyrocketed. >> throw in a little porn. >> that is so bad. >> do you walk around naked? >> no. well, sometimes.
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occasionally. >> you have big windows in your apartment. >> i risk it. i risk it. i risk it because i think to myself, oh, my god, my purse is right there. do i sprint and grab it and run back or do i go find a robe, where is it, is it on the chair, on the top of the -- >> you don't know where your robe is. it's up on the shelf with your -- >> it's kind of a fun little game. you go one, two, three, go, get it, back. that's what i do. i don't have curtains because that's how my apartment is. >> now you've shown all your neighbors for a really rousing good time. stay tuned to that window in that building and see hoda woman. >> hey, baby. let's play a little music. you're going to like this one. you know why you're going to like it -- this is a dixie chicks song. >> i do like them. >> you do? >> this one is called "there's your trouble." it's a little old, but i think it puts you in a good mood. let's go ahead and crank that. ♪ ♪
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>> here it comes. do you like this one? ♪ >> here it comes. ♪ should be here now, but she isn't ♪ ♪ there's your trouble there's your trouble ♪ ♪ seeing double with the wrong one ♪ >> i still don't know what the trouble is but i like that. >> we are trying something new. >> something new. >> we don't think it's going to work. >> okay. you know when we do okay or not okay, and everybody seems bored when we're doing it. we decided to zush it up a little. >> zush. >> you're going to see what we've done with our okay and not okay. here's the question, is it okay to date while divorcing and let it roll? >> i have learned that it's best to completely close one door before you open another. >> yes, it's okay as long as the marriage is over and you are just waiting for the ink to dry. >> what do you think? let us know.
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is it worth all the effort we put into it? >> we're exhausted. >> all right. you guys, they are out of hair and makeup, and they are looking good. our plaza ambush makeovers are next right after this. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night
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style watch" and author jill martin. >> have that done in the graphics too so we don't have to sing it once. how was it? everyone has hats and coats and scarves on. >> yes. it was a chilly day. chilly day. a lot of tourists. jill and i saw two ladies immediately, and we went right to them, and they were -- >> is that a good thing? >> no, it is a good thing because it's pretty girls that could be made prettier. >> nice opportunity for improvement. >> let's start off with judy gerrard from st. louis, missouri. she told us that her entire wardrobe is at least a decade old, and she is thrilled with the chance to update her look. let's listen to her story. we're here with the hat family. it's kennedy's 27th birthday so happy birthday. thank you. you wants this gift for mom. tell me why. >> yeah. she's in charge of 30 kids for a school field trip, and she's doing a great job of just taking care of everyone, making sure everyone is on their schedule. >> they have everything.
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>> i'm super happy. i'm spending my birthday with her, and it's pretty cool to be out here. >> so nice to hear. >> this is awesome. being with my son on his birthday, and being in new york city, it couldn't be more exciting. >> you told me you're ready for an update. >> i am totally ready for an update. i've had -- been growing out the hair since forever. i'm 44. i'm an old fart. i'm ready to get freshened up. >> i love it. judy is here again. she's fun. with her son, kennedy. kennedy, raise your hand. 17 years old today. happy birthday, kennedy. and his friend, tyler, is in the house too. all right, guys. please keep on your blindfolds until i give you the green light. here is judy gerrard. before. all right, judy, let's see the new you. >> oh, my gosh. >> all right, boys. all right, kids. get ready. all right, kennedy. come on, tyler. take off your blindfolds. >> whoa! >> they planned that. >> they did plan that. >> spin right around. >> you look amazing.
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>> wow. >> you look awesome. >> that's not me. >> yes, it is. >> i love it. >> spin right around. look at that camera right there. >> that hair looks awesome. tell us. >> oh, my gosh. >> two small changes that make a big, big change. number one, i made her hair darker and richer, and look how shiny it looks. then ray just gave her these long layers and texturized it, and old fart nothing. you're glamorous, girl. >> so pretty. >> boys, boys, kennedy, what do we think? >> you look good. >> you like? jill, that dress is perfect. >> it's the little black dress. this is from london times. i love the top where it's that hint of lace. kind of like see through. then i love a beige shoe with a black dress. these are from juicy couture. >> beautiful. why don't you join your son. >> all right. >> all right. our second lady is vivian martinez. she's 42 from miami.
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her daughter says she totally needs a makeover so, we knew we had to grab her off the plaza. let's listen to her story. >> well, this is fun here with your niece and daughter, and i know you're so excited, so tell me why are you excited for this for mom? >> because my mom is a really good mom. >> oh. what does she do for you? >> she helps me with my homework, and she just is really nice. >> ah, isn't that so nice to hear? i know you're excited for this. >> i am. i'm nervous, but it's about time. i thought i had my fancy clothes on today, but apparently i need a makeover. >> that's not why we picked you. we think you're going to look fab. >> thanks. i'm really excited about it. >> she seems like a doll. adorable. >> she's here with her daughter, eleanor, and her nieces elizabeth and carolina. let's fake take one last look at vivian before. now let's bring out the new vivian. >> whoa! >> oh, girl, nice. okay. all righty. are you ready to take off your blindfolds? okay. go.
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>> wow. >> what? >> wow, huh? >> want to turn around, vivian, and see? >> whoa. >> you are -- >> wow. great. it's cute. look at the color. >> isn't it cute? >> you look awesome. it's adorable. it looks -- look right there. >> what did do you? >> debra -- in this case i softened the color. her hair color was a burnt orange, and i just wanted to give it a little more golden undertone, which we did. >> i love that. >> what ray did was texturized the hair because her hair was -- it was too too flat to her head. we needed a little more fullness. >> that's impossible. >> red lipstick was her signature makeup. she has a new natural palate. >> that's such a pretty coral color, isn't it, sweetie? >> yes. >> do you mind? >> we wanted to put her in a bright pastel to brighten her up. you can wear pastel in the winter.
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especially here in new york. it's from london times, and, again, just great jewelry. it's amazing. >> vivian, what do you say? >> you're eleanor. what do you think of your mom? yeah. nieces, what do you all think? >> i think she looks beautiful. >> beautiful. >> everybody looks beautiful. thank you very much. >> let's bring judy back out here. judy, why don't you step up and give a round of applause for our ladies. >> something about a vivian that's gone viral. >> you know how they do. >> after this. crazy web tat as tick things after this. afford one trip. and i just found out my best friend is getting married in l.a. there's no way i'm missing that. then i heard about hotwire and i realized i could actually afford both trips. see, when really nice hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire to fill them. so i got my four-star hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ >> announcer: save big on car rentals too, from $12.95 a day. [ female announcer ] this is laura.
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it is time for webtastic where sara haynes has the next video that is catching on. >> it's a flu prank. nathan barnett and his friend, walid, decided to fake sneeze on people. they caught it all on camera. check it out. [ sneezing ] >> oh. [ sneezing ] >> sorry. >> i'm so sorry. i tried to hold it. i have a wet nap. do you want a wet nap? i have a ton of them. i'm so sorry. [ sneezing ] >> oh, i'm sorry. do you want a wet nap? >> no. [ sneezing ] >> oh, sorry. oh, i'm sorry. did i get you? want a wet nappy? >> oh, that guy almost punched
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me. [ sneezing ] >> oh, so sorry. i think i got your ice cream. i think i sneezed -- you should just give it to me. i think i sneezed on it. you should let me eat it. okay. thanks. >> a big hello to the folks from new orleans who are here in the house. >> hey. >> sometimes we have a little studio audience. just wanted to say hi. love you too. >> coming up next, the star-spangled edition of who new in honor of monday's presidential inauguration. >> then former law star -- "lost" star dominic donovan hanging in our -- >> animal magnetism. suze orman who has advice if she lives. one of the hottest new tech products of 2013. first, your local news and weather. before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe.
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we're back with more on "today" here to play our trivia game called who knew. with president obama's second swearing in coming up on monday, we wanted to test your knowledge on inaugural history. how about that? kathie lee is across at the nbc experience store. she's going to give $100 to those that answer the questions correctly, and to the ones who don't, the losers, they get my fabulous book. >> hoda, they all want the book. they really want my cd. i said you're going to have to wait, though they really want the book. >> all right. helping me out here is "time magazine's" executive editor radicka jones. how are you? >> i'm good. how are you? >> are you ready? >> i am ready. >> let's go across the street. a nice young lady from missouri studying here in new york. which president's inauguration was first to be broadcast on the internet. president obama, president george w. bush, bill clinton, or ronald reagan? >> bill clinton. >> hmm. poor hoda. >> wait.
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she got $100? >> so tell us, he was the first? >> it was his second inauguration in 1997, and before you start thinking the white house was super internet savvy, bear in mind bill clinton sent a grand total of two emails during his eight years. his eight years in office. >> are you kidding? >> not kidding. >> world has changed. back across to kath. >> young man from chico, california. who will be one of the performers not singing at president barack obama's second inauguration? beyonce', kelly clarkson, carly rae jepsen or james taylor. who won't be there? >> carly rae jepsen. >> poor hodie. >> this is a bad day. this is a terrible, terrible day for me and my book. >> you know what, hoda. i figured it out, though. they can take the money that they win and buy your book at barnes & noble. >> they can buy four books. okay. carly rae jepsen, the one. >> i guess he didn't call her maybe. >> girl, i thought you were going to go there. >> all the others, james taylor is going to perform? >> james taylor is old hand at this. he performed at the dnc. beyonce has been a big obama
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supporter. they are set to join in. >> back across to kath. >> sweet lady from alberta, canada, right? calgary. >> which president was sworn in a second time because the oath wasn't recited in the correct order? president james madison, president george h.w. bush, president jimmy carter, or president barack obama? >> can i get a lifeline? >> if someone is here with you. >> no. >> you are confusing me with regis. no. >> i'm going to say b? [ buzzer ] >> yea! >> she's a winner because she gets hoda's book. so the correct answer, president barack obama. >> it was president obama. justice roberts put the word faithfully in the wrong spot. they had to redo it the next day in the map room at the white house. >> i remember that. >> i think they spoke very slowly the second time through. >> i'm sure they did. back across. >> expecting a little baby this spring from houston, texas. okay.
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which of the following will not be one of the three bibles president obama will use during the swearing-in ceremonies? a family bible that belonged to his in-laws, the bible used by abraham lincoln, the bible that dr. martin luther king carried with him during his travels and rosa parks' bible that she owned as a civil rights activist? >> rosa parks. >> yes. you're right. you're right. >> wow. congratulations. okay. so that's the one that won't be, but the other three will. >> he is using the in-laws' family bible in a small ceremony on monday. then in the public one on monday he's stacking the lincoln and martin luther king jr. bibles. >> let's go back across to kath. we have kim kardashian with us, and it's her birthday from los angeles. who was the first president to be sworn in by a woman? president lyndon johnson, john kennedy, bill clinton, or george w. bush? >> bill clinton? [ buzzer ] >> you're a winner too.
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>> yes, you are. >> all right, kim kardashian gets my book. so the correct answer here, president lyndon johnson. >> lyndon johnson. you might remember that famous, famous picture on air force one after president kennedy was assassinated. he was sworn in by a dallas judge, sarah hughes. >> okay. well, thank you so much. that was -- we learned a lot, and kathie lee is going to come back across the street now, and we're going to talk to a woman who knows a thing or two about money. our good friend suze orman is with us. we're going to speak with her after this. ♪ ng, and teaching it took to earn it. so we give you the power to keep as much of your hard-earned money as possible. our customized interview covers everything from a service member's deployment, to a student's loan interest, right down to a teacher's crayons. you've worked hard to earn your money. we're here to help you keep it. turbotax-- the power to keep what's yours. try it free at
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>> it's time for today's money and some fun with financial guru suze orman. who's going to see what we really know about our money. i know i don't have much left. that's all i know. >> whether you are trying to take control of your finances or build yourself a nest egg for yourself, gather around because we're playing the how much do you know about money game, and suze, the host of cnbc's "suze orman show" is with us. hey, girl.
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>> happy new year, sweetie. >> i'm going to make some money because i have a bet as to how many you're going to get right. >> this could be complicated, though. >> before we get to the quiz, there was an interesting statistic that showed that young adults actually had more credit card debt than their parents. i find that hard to believe for some reason. >> you shouldn't find that hard to believe because the truth of the matter is they're graduating college with more student loan debt than they have any idea. they don't have a job. they can't pay back their student loan debt. what are they going to do? they're living off of their credit cards, which makes sense. >> let's play. >> and incurring more debt. >> are you ready? >> we are. >> not really. >> drum roll, please. >> come on. >> how much less will your paycheck be this month? >> 4%. >> 2%? 4.2% 6.2%? >> 2%. >> one right. one right. okay. what is the maximum amount that each of you could put into a 401k plan this year? $17,500?
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$23,000? $30,000? >> $30,000. >> wrong. >> you are at $17,500. you are at $23,000. >> do you know how much i make? >> because of our age? >> that's the maximum, yes. >> age or income? >> maximum and income, but still, trust me, that is it. both wrong. just so you know. >> we don't like your attitude. >> i don't blame you. >> come on. >> are you ready? >> yes. >> how many months of income -- your income -- should you have saved for an emergency fund? >> three. >> six. >> do you people not listen to me? >> what were the choices? give me the choices again? >> there were three, six, and eight? >> eight. >> all right. >> either you wait for the choices or you get it wrong. >> jeez. >> look, she gave me credit. because i said it afterwards. i got it. >> true or false, ladies. true or false. is it better to lease a car than buy a car?
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>> is it better financially? i say true. >> it's better to lease a car than -- >> yes, it is. >> oh, gosh. that's trick question. >> please answer. >> then i'll say false. >> right. you want to buy a car. you never want to lease a car. leasing a car, people, it's the biggest waste of money. >> why? >> is it better to take social security at 62, 67, or 70? >> 70. 70. >> oh, it's not going to be there when you are 70, so you better take it at 62. >> 62. >> because it increases from 62 -- >> you get more. >> what if it's not there because we're -- >> it's going to be there. >> true or false, once you have paid off a credit card and aren't using it, should you close it? >> yes. >> yes. >> true. >> wrong. you should not because -- and i have done this segment with you, hoda. >> i don't listen. i don't listen. >> do not do that. it hurts your credit score. >> that doesn't make any sense.
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what if you're not using one? why keep it if you're not using it? >> if you close down your credit card, you decrease that credit limit because you don't have that credit limit anymore. the less credit limit you have, the more debt to credit limit you have, so it hurts your fico score. >> what if there's some sort of a fee for that card? >> if you were smart, you would never be paying for a fee to have a credit card to begin with. >> i just proved i'm not smart. >> what is a tiebreaker, even though i'm winning. >> whatever. >> what is the highest fico score you can have? >> 850, 950, or 1,000? >> 950. >> 850 or 1,000. >> bingo! >> did she win? >> fico scores run from 300 to 850. >> let's see the present. that's really what this is about. >> hoda won, i think. >> no, you won. it was a tiebreaker. you won. >> it's fake money. >> suze orman, you rock. >> thank you. you get to pay off our deficit. >> "the suze orman show" airs
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saturday night at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. but you already knew that. >> we're taking a walk on the wild side with patrick monihan. >> no, kate, don't do it. . good morning, i'm meteorologist crystal egg erwith the weather channel. let's get your forecast through the weekend and for much of next week. one thing you'll notice, no rain, no snow on the map across the southeast. our storm is quickly moving out. winter storm iago coming to an end. that means the sun is returning finally after a lot of gloomy days in th southeast. our focus will shift across the great lakes and the high plains, areas with lake effects snow and much colder air coming into the northern states by the end of the weekend. 43 in chicago today. not too bad. in fact getting up to 54 in atlanta with sunshine. not a terrible friday. could be a lot worse. temperatures are coming back closer to average now. we'll have really warm weather in the southwest. about 75 for you in phoenix, 72
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in los angeles. chicago enjoy those temps in the 40s because eventually this cold air makes it in your direction. we're going to have the twin cities colder first. in fact, snow will be falling on saturday across parts of northern minnesota, northern wisconsin, and north dakota. 32 in minneapolis on saturday. we're going to struggle to get above zero by early next week. that cold arctic air starts to make its way in look at our temperatures now, how much they've come down. meanwhile it stays pretty quiet across the southern tier of the country. 43 in new york there on sunday. on monday the cold air is going to sink into the mid south. temperatures cooling off in louisville to 30 and minus 8 monday, one of the coldest days you've had in a long time. not even above steabove zero. 5 on tuesday in the twin cities. on wednesday we'll see temperatures staying cold in the northeast. again a big cold snap here.
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you may have thought, excuse me, dominic monaghan was wild as the drug addicted rocker on the hit tv show "lost." now he is back in the wilderness getting up close and personal with some of the deadliest creatures in the world. >> he is host of a new series on bbc america called "wild things with dominic monaghan." in the first episode dominic encounters an extremely venomous cobra. take a look. >> i'm not letting this part of his body get on my hand, because as soon as i do that could spell a real problem for me. whoa. >> ew, ew.
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>> that looks like fun. >> ew. >> that's the kind of snake you don't want to handle, but i'm going to pass these two off to you ladies. >> how do you know what you do want to handle and what you don't? >> don't handle venomous snakes. >> they're all tangled up. >> these are bull pythons. i'm going to uncoil this one. these are bull pythons. probably the best -- >> are they babies? >> these are pretty grown adult females. probably the best python that you could have as a pet. they don't grow too much bigger than this. very friendly, i say to people a lot when they talk about snakes, you would be in more danger from being hurt by a kitten than you would from these things. >> in the everglades they have a terrible problem. >> i don't want your little mouth around me. i don't mind holding your body. you keep your little mouth to yourself. >> let me ask you, how does this kill its prey? >> it will strike at it. >> don't put it near me. >> it will sit in an ambush position and strike at it and coil around it. >> you cannot believe how strong it is trying to -- it just wants you, hoda. >> concentrate. it will coil around its prey and
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stop it from breathing and ultimately suffocate it and swallow it whole. yummy. >> would you get him off me? >> hoda, it is actually -- >> pass it over. are you good? >> we're fine. here. >> it's so strong. >> take mine. >> i'll take this one. >> hoda, you'll see how strong this guy is. oh. >> tell us about -- >> oh, he has it around his neck. >> very friendly. >> he can -- how do you tell the difference between a male and female snake, and you told us something fascinating? >> male snakes have two penises. very lucky for female snakes. >> do they both work? >> they will both work. >> when they're going to copulate, they'll wrap around each other -- it's rude this time of the morning. one of the penises will be the winner, and the other one will hang out for a little bit and watch the other one.
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>> watch reruns of "lost." >> when you were on "lost" were you into snakes then? >> i have always been into animals. it's not just snakes. the show itself is about me traveling around the world and showing you -- >> i don't -- >> you're okay. >> there's not really an intimidation factor when traveling to some of the crazy places eating wild food, not speaking the language, you know, meeting some bizarre creatures. i've always been into the misunderstood type of animals, and that is usually insects, reptiles, amphibians. i like polar bears and gorillas and tigers. >> your show looks scary. >> it's fascinating. all around the world. >> i go to south america, all around the world, africa, southeast asia, and i look for things like the world's largest spider, the world's most dangerous scorpion, the world's most dangerous ant, the world's largest bee. you're doing very very well over there. >> i just keep flopping around. >> this is a 14 foot python, so you are dealing with tiny pythons. jump into a tree with -- >> dominic monaghan, he knows what he is taking about. it premieres tuesday on bbc
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america. all the best. >> it's got you. that's it. end of the show. >> all right. >> find out why sara is zipping around our studio on one wheel. oh. that other cool new gadget. a fork that can help you lose weight. first this is "today" on nbc. >> who thought this was a good idea? e but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day.
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>> time for "today's" tech. the international consumer electronics show wrapped up earlier this month, and it was a gadget heaven featuring more than 3200 exhibitors. >> today digital lifestyle expert mario armstrong was right there in the thick of it. >> yes. >> now he is here with some of the hottest products that will be making our lives easier. >> they will. good to see you both. >> what's going on? >> a lot of great stuff. 30 football fields. i only brought along a little bit from the 30 football fields of stuff. some of this stuff is a little expensive, but the prices will drop down. everybody knows legos, but these are robotic that you can control. >> why are you jiggling? >> i'm jiggling the smartphone -- i'm going to make it jump out at you. as if you haven't had enough with snakes already this morning. >> this hooks up to your smartphone. >> hooks up to your smart phone.
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you don't need a computer to program it. >> it's a lot of fun. kids will enjoy this. plus, you're teaching kids innovative skills like computer programming. it's just jumping. >> what else do you have? you can't eat those. >> those are bombs. what you have here is a screen protector. they showed these screen how many of you have smart phones and tablets? >> i have a smart phone. >> i have a flintstone phone, and i love it. i don't want it. >> i'm going to demonstrate how strong this little piece of plastic. that's all it is. it's on here. i'm going to smash it with a hammer. >> oh, oh. >> it's not breaking the iphone or the -- >> are you kidding? >> it's incredible. >> you just leave it on while you're using it? >> you don't even know it's there. >> what's for lunch? >> this is the happy fork. the happy fork is an electric fork that helps you monitor your eating habits. what it does is as i'm eating, it can then alert me by a little vibration. feel it. feel the vibration. you won't feel it until you're
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eating too fast. >> if you're eating too fast, it tells you to -- >> it will slow you down. it will vibrate and -- >> now you can't even -- >> now. >> the flu is going around. >> that will be the next viral video. sorry about that. i just sneezed. >> don't give up your day job. all right? >> headphones were big. soul republic has the headphone that are master tracks. you cannot do that with regular headphones. >> virtually -- >> indestructible. very light. sound beautiful. you can mix and match the colors. and styles. >> you have a new pair of headphones every day. >> i know. >> kids break headphones. >> what's this? >> this is a big highlight. this is a whole new type of pc. this is called the table pc. we're going to play. don't you touch until i tell you to. >> sorry, sorry. >> now you can touch. this is air hockey. this is from horizon. it has an intel processor inside. it makes it go really fast. we're playing air hockey. >> you want to play? >> i didn't know if i could. >> absolutely.
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>> there you go. now hit the little -- push it here. hold it down, and then push it. there you go. hey, you -- score. >> we won? >> the whole idea is -- >> we got to get down the table. what's happening? sara is on the solo wheel. the solo wheel is one of the highlights of the show. this is a personal human transporter. it can go up to 10 miles per hour fast and up to 10 miles with one charge. >> it looks dangerous, actually. >> it's like a uni-cycle. >> yeah. >> think of it as a segway without handle bars. >> is it comfy? >> it's very comfy. it's just the balance is a little tricky. >> wouldn't want to go over -- >> could jump? it doesn't jump with you. it's electric. >> i like it. >> you plug it in. very green. very ergonomic. >> thank you. >> looks like fun. >> careful, sara. >> coming up tomorrow "1600 penn actor" with us.
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disease. >> it was like being struck by a freight train. jeff: she was ready to give up. >> i had cancer for four years. jeff: the near death experiences that transported them to a heavenly place. >> for the first type, i was free of pain. >> it's a very different world. it's all about loving each other. nothing else really matters. >> i see it all the time. once it's open, you can never close it. [ applause ] jeff: hello, hello. roll it! all right. a little about me. i'm recently married. i work with my wife on this show. and i'm learning how to be a dad to two amazing kids in a blended family. i'm hosting a talk show 'cause there's a lot to talk about. this is the adventure. [ applause ] hello! thank you. have a seat. thank you very much. fun show today. exciting. this is a

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